Author Archives: hazirah

Beach Meet, Dec 2012

It’s been 3 months since our last Book Meet, and the beach beckons those of us who are have not flown off for Christmas or New Year’s holidays. Come join us!

Date: Sunday 20th December 2012
Time: 12 noon to 5 pm
Venue: Tungku Beach, specifically here

The event is open to everyone! Why not let us know if you’ll be coming? 😀

If you’ve never been to our Meets, you may read more about them here: Meet-Ups

Please bring:

  • $4 for food. If you give us more, the extra will go to our B:READ fund. 🙂
    (We take no profits! Money goes into our events and activities.)
  • Your books, either because you’d rather read than socialise, or because you want to read out your favourite good/bad passages.
  • Equipment that promote fun multi-player activity such as footballs, frisbees, card/board games that can withstand wind.
  • Anti-sun gear such as sunglasses, sunblock, hats, umbrellas.
  • Anti-rain gear such as waterproof backpacks, hats, umbrellas.
  • Your own beach blankets and chairs.

Also, for those joining the (B)Read-A-Long in January for “The Hobbit”, there will be a pre-kickoff at this Meet. So, if you’re participating or thinking of participating, please do turn up with any questions you may have, and you can also talk about it with other participants.

See you there!

Bookswap at UBD (Books Products Exhibition)

BRNG UR BKZ! It’s another Bookswap.

Date: Friday 12th October 2012
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Venue: Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

The event is open to everyone, not just UBD students and staff.

If you’ve never been to our bookswaps, please read: What is a Bookswap?

We’re part of the Books and Information Resources Products Exhibition, which is being held in conjunction with the Conference on GenNext Libraries 2012. Thanks to UBD Library for kindly inviting us to participate.

The exhibition is a week long, but we’re only there on FRIDAY – your only chance to browse and swap! So please do tell your friends and family, and bring your books!

See you there!

Bookswap: Adventures in Wonderland

B:Read is bringing back its popular Bookswap event in collaboration with Fun Bee Park. This time, you are given the opportunity to explore your creative side as fun craft activities will be held alongside bookswapping!

Bookswap: Adventures in Wonderland, 1st July 2012, Fun Bee Park

Date: Sunday 1st July 2012
Time: 12 noon – 5 pm


  • Book swapping (of course!)
  • Quiz Show, or, The Hungry Games
  • Book reading for children (and adults)
  • Continue the Story
  • Art Project
  • …and more!

The event is open to everyone!
Entrance into Fun Bee Park is free.

More event details on Facebook: – do click “Join” to let us know you’ll coming, and please do share with your friends and family! 😀

See you there!

First Meet-Up Ever, December 2009

Some personal reflections by Hazirah regarding the only event for Brunei Bookswap that was held pre-2011.

The year 2009 was ending. The group was 1 or 2 months old. It had been exciting to see  responses to the group, with members initiating discussion topics and making book recommendations.

It felt natural that the next step was to meet up. I felt anxious about not losing the momentum, but hesitated to hold an event, for various reasons. I worried about what we would talk about, and what date or venue suited people most. I worried that people would not enjoy themselves, and I didn’t know what I wanted them to walk away with.

But at some point, I realized I couldn’t worry anymore. Continue reading